Due to popular demand, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will host its second annual electric vehicle show on Sunday, July 17, from 10 am to 2 pm
A “Current” EVent II will feature examples of electric vehicles covering more than 100 years of history in the Boyertown Museum parking lot. Several vehicles from the Museum’s own collection will be featured in the free-to-attend event.
The Museum’s 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit, which proved extremely popular at last year’s show, will be back on display. Built at Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland Volkswagen factory, The Rabbit was converted to electric by South Coast Technology of California which contracted with the Battronic Division of Boyertown Auto Body Works to perform the electric conversion on more than 100 Rabbits. The Boyertown Museum is housed in one of the former Boyertown Auto Body Works factory buildings.
Also, the Museum will exhibit its 1993 Ford EcoStar, which has not been on display in more than 10 years. The Ford EcoStar was an experimental electric vehicle utilizing sodium-sulfur battery technology. Ford only built about 100 EcoStars, making this a very rare example.
A “Current” EVent also features several guest electric vehicles, including a 1914 Detroit, a 1903 Baker Torpedo Kid Tribute Replica, two 1920s Auto Red Bugs, and a 1902 Studebaker
Electric Delivery Carriage Replica.
“We want to thank the generous owners of these electrics — Ira Pital, Robert LaRavie, Tobey Ross, Jed Rappoport, and William Eggers — for lending their vehicles for this event,” stated the museum in the event release. “Modern-day electric vehicles will also be on display, from such manufacturers as Ford, Tesla, and Nissan. We are thrilled to welcome back our friends at Entropy Racing of Sacramento, PA with their Electric Vehicle Sports Racers — fully electric race cars that have raced at tracks all up and down the East Coast.”
Entropy Racing’s chief engineer Charlie Greenhaus will present information about their race cars as well as perform demonstrations throughout the event.
Food from CD’s Place Catering and Eatery and Mister Softee will be available for sale.
The Museum will be open for visitors at regular admission prices, including blacksmithing demonstrations in the 1872 Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory. View several other
electric vehicles on display in the Museum gallery, including a 1912 Commercial Truck Company flatbed used by Curtis Publishing of Philadelphia and a 1924 Walker Electric truck,
A “Current” EVent II is made possible through the support of the James K. & Nancy Lang Boyer Family Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation.
A 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by Paul and Erminie Hafer, The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, located at 85 South Walnut St. in Boyertown, preserves and displays examples of Pennsylvania’s road transportation history in the former factory buildings of the Boyertown Auto Body Works. More than 90 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, bicycles, and motorcycles are on display, as well as two examples of roadside architecture, a 1921 cottage-style Sunoco gas station and a 1938 Jerry O’Mahony diner.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30 am to 4 pm Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and AAA members, and ages 15 & under are free. For more information,
call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.